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The San Jac policy, implemented in 2000, required undocumented immigrants to live in Texas for 12 months before enrollment to qualify for the in-state tuition rate, said Amanda Fenwick, the college’s vice president of public relations.

But since 2005, the college has instead has been enforcing a state policy that allows the in-state rate for undocumented immigrants but sets the residency requirement at at least three years, she said. The Texas Legislature passed a series of laws in 2001 and 2005 that clarified eligibility requirements for undocumented immigrants.

Dropping the college policy would result in no change in tuition rates for any students, she said.

The college is considering dropping a policy regarding undocumented immigrants and in-state tuition that it says has not been followed for years after being superseded by a stricter state law.

The article goes on to state the following:

“There will be no change to how undocumented students at San Jacinto College are treated. We are reviewing all of our policies, and since there is a state law on this topic and we are mandated to follow state law, a policy is not needed,” Fenwick said.

The board will consider officially ending the policy when it meets at 7 p.m. July 9 at the Thomas S. Sewell District Administration Building, Room 104, 4624 Fairmont Parkway.

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